A continent-spanning adventure featuring one of literature’s greatest rogues
Redmond Barry has almost all the qualities of a gentleman: he speaks well, has learned courtly etiquette, and can hold his own with a sword in hand. But passion is his downfall—passion for life, for excitement, and unfortunately, for his cousin Nora. When he almost kills Nora’s suitor in a duel, Barry flees to Dublin, and the adventure of his life begins.
A consummate rake and con man, Barry finds himself on the battlefield against the Prussians in the Seven Years’ War after losing everything. But war—and life, for that matter—is not exactly what Barry wished or expected it to be. A braggart’s tale through and through, with an antihero of epic proporations, The Luck of Barry Lyndon is a brisk romp through one of literature’s most unusual lives.
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Interesting book no real hero but amusing
Expected Thackery Style
If you have read Vanity Fair you will recognize the theme that the world loves a scoundrel. Halfway through you are hoping someone will give the antagonist a bashing. Good view of women's situation.